Souls for Sale

Souls for Sale

While Barbara Lamarr’s silent film, Souls for Sale (1923), might be justly labeled a biopic, the life it portrayed is not one from the past but one yet to be fully realized. You were just a ten-year-old girl living a blissful and sheltered life in Vienna when the film...
II. Warhol’s Hedy: Operational Failure

II. Warhol’s Hedy: Operational Failure

Scene 1 The Operating Room “The film begins with an avant-garde image. It is a static shot and it is only through time and a certain amount of dialogue that we realize that we are seeing a women’s face as she lays on a table, the top of her head towards...

Bibliography

Bibliography Aarseth, Espen J.  Cybertext: Perspectives on Ergodic Literature.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1997. Altman, Rick. Mastering Coreldraw 7. 3rd Edition. San Francisco: Sybex, 1997. Barton, Ruth. Hedy Lamarr: The Most Beautiful Woman in Film. Lexington: The...
Films: Girl, Interrupted

Films: Girl, Interrupted

Insanity comes in two basic varieties: slow and fast. The predominant quality of the slow form is viscosity. Experience is thick. Perceptions are thickened and dulled. Time is slow, dripping slowly through the clogged filter of thickened perception. …velocity...
A spy who had already carried out your mission

A spy who had already carried out your mission

In the late 1930’s, you fled to America, escaping the clutches of  your  husband, Fritz Mandl, a munitions manufacturer for the Nazis who held you under virtual house arrest. Jealous and possessive, he took you to all his conferences on weapons systems. Little did he...
AVENGING EXORCIST

AVENGING EXORCIST

Enter Valerie Solanas, the Founding Mother of SCUM (the Society for Cutting Up Men).Solanas is portrayed as emerging from Antheil’s misogynism and Warhol’s mishandling of Hedy–an Avenging Exorcist  and Rectifier. The male is a biological accident: ...
I. Warhol’s Hedy: A Spliced Life

I. Warhol’s Hedy: A Spliced Life

Ronald Tavel writes about the experience of having Andy Warhol transmogrify his script, Hedy, into a Factory production. He characterizes his script as “the celluloid saga with which I protested the taking of the actress into custody” (259). His “protest,” however,...
III. Warhol’s Hedy: Trial and Error (Mostly Error)

III. Warhol’s Hedy: Trial and Error (Mostly Error)

SCENE 2 Scene 2: “The Arrest Indeterminable Mary, as a store dick (!) busts Hedy [for shoplifting]; but I had to intrude onto the set, crawling all the  way, to tap the dumb Ingrid on the leg and remind her what to do. This crawl beneath camera-level intrigued...
COREL Tool Kit

COREL Tool Kit

Z Note This is a good page to come back to often to easily find the 10 Corel FUNCTIONS.  To get back to an abridged version of this page, you will find it labelled FUNCTIONS on the side menu. What’s in Corel’s Tool Box?   If you open the box, you...
 Image Capture–and Release!

 Image Capture–and Release!

Grand Theft Identity:Hedy Lamarr Sues Corel     Misnamed and often miscast, you would come to lament:  “My face has been my misfortune. It has attracted six unsuccessful marriage partners. It has attracted all the wrong people into my boudoir for five...
Ziegfeld Follies

Ziegfeld Follies

You get to try out being a walking statue No fashion plate himself! Warhol’s own version of a Ziegfeld...
User Guide

User Guide

You may choose to navigate this site in an orderly fashion or more in the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure, frequency hopping styles.  Here are some pointers in any event:   If you ever want to find your way back to the home screen, click the logo on the top of the...
Indefensible

Indefensible

In Dishonored Lady, you get to play the maiden-in-psychological-distress role, too bound up in knots even to defend yourself. Like Ophelia, “as one incapable of her own distress.”   Tavel and Warhol put your Montez stand-in in the same predicament:...
  Not a Fan Letter

  Not a Fan Letter

Dear Hedy Lamarr,    This is not a fan letter. At least, not in the Hollywood sense. Like too many things in your life, it arrives in an untimely fashion. A Woman, Interrupted—by a dictatorial husband, the Hollywood image machine, and ghostwriters, among...
Analog to Digital

Analog to Digital

to the digital. from the analog the passage a life that marks your life, best describes frequency hopping The idea of things to come… as the prophet of never to be recognized doomed, like Cassandra, were betrayed by it. technology you who mastered Ironically, ...
Loder/Connected the Planet

Loder/Connected the Planet

Your son, Anthony Loder,sums up the effects of your pioneering efforts:  “I know for instance that telephones have previously been rare in parts of the world and in India, but Hedy has essentially succeeded in connecting the planet.” Learn the Back Story Learn...
Electronic Frontier Award

Electronic Frontier Award

Belatedly, in 1997,  the Electronic Frontier Foundation acknowledged your contributions to the wireless revolution with a special award. Your response was a sardonic: “It’s about time.” Learn the Back Story Learn...